Finally saw Torchwood Season 2 Episode 1, “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”.
I didn’t watch Buffy. I am aware only in an intellectual sense that James Marsters played a character thereon, about whom I know nothing.
So I don’t care about that. Just like ‘School Ties’ on Doctor Who a season ago. Well, sorta. I was deeply amped for the return of K-9 that time. Wasn’t a Sarah Jane fan especially, and really couldn’t care less about a Buffy actor appearing.
It was okay, with a couple of really great lines. But I can’t say I’m particularly impressed with Captain John. So he is to Captain Jack as the Master is to the Doctor.
Except for the snogging, of course. The idea of Jon Pertwee and Roger Delgado, or Sylvester McCoy and Anthony Ainley, making out is a little stomach-twisting.
Tennant and Simm… well, maybe that’d be fun to watch. XD
Verdict: satisfied. Not really all that thrilled with the character of Captain John, but I’m willing to give it a chance. Definitely happy to see Jack deciding to spend more time with Ianto (no doubt Captain John will attempt to be an obstruction to that). Delighted to see Gwen done with Owen (who I hope will be happy with Tosh, even if he is a jerk).
It’ll be interesting to see how much more Rhys will learn of Gwen’s world… although the show is suffering a little multiple personality disorder where public knowledge of Torchwood is concerned. Rhys seems utterly clueless to their existence. But a little old lady crossing a street at night knows enough about them to comment “Bloody Torchwood!” as they go chasing a blowfish in a sports car… knowledge of Torchwood is being treated as a plot device rather than something well-settled in the show’s “bible”, and this is not good. If it’s supposed to be a top-secret X-Files sort of agency, little old ladies crossing the street should not have enough knowledge of them to remark on them.
Yeah, yeah. Repeat to yourself it’s just a show, I should really just relax. :D It’s just one of those inconsistencies that bother me.